Rumours have been circulating for a long time now around the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S6. The phone was officially launched at the Mobile World Congress and is currently slated for release around April 10th 2015. Samsung’s needs the S6 to be successful in order to regain profits it has currently lost to Apple.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 packs a 5.1” Super AMOLED touchscreen with a corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel and is set to come preloaded with the Android v.5.0.2 Lollipop. One of the new S6 features that the phone is expected to include is a more premium build focusing on a metal design, a big step up from the plastic casing found on previous S models. Samsung has also announced a similar payment feature to Apple’s “Apple Pay”. Other features include wireless charging, a 16 MP camera with LED flash and a heart rate monitor.
Not all things are looking positive for the phone. Samsung is stepping away from the usual Qualcomm processors and are experimenting with their own Exynos processor that may be a hit or miss for the device. The S6 is also getting rid of their waterproof certification, as well as the removable battery and microSD card slot. These are all features that were a part of the previous S generation phone.
Pre-Orders have already started for various carriers and prices are expected to be close to the price range of the iPhone 6 when bought off contract. The device is going to be released in 32, 64 and 128gb variations. Only time will tell whether the new addition to the Samsung phone lineup will do anything to bring Samsung back up against Apple and other upcoming phone brands.